A couple of very recent articles from the frontlines
From Lisa Friedman in the New York Times:
E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Pollution Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to change the way it calculates the health risks of air pollution, a shift that would make it easier to roll back a . . .
"Listen, learn, help, lead": $60,000 plus expenses to address the cost of health care in America (with 5/24 update)
Newt Gingrich comes to Wheeling
Apparently, the Health Plan is working on establishing a tradition of inviting over-the-hill, right-wing Republican/Fox News regulars to address their annual symposium at Oglebay Park. Last year, it was the former governor of Arkansas and frequent Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s turn; this year, it’s the former Speaker of . . .
The Google dictionary tells us that "news" is “newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events”
And Monday’s Wheeling papers now rival the Sunday News-Register for lack of it
Regular readers of this blog are familiar with my frequent complaint of the lack of any news in the Sunday Wheeling News-Register. The Monday papers now appear to be getting to that same point.
Today's front page
At the top of the front-page of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:
Drivers . . .
A short collection of articles and book reviews from around the Web
Senator Manchin attends a conference on the opioid problem
“Will Superfood Pancakes Solve the Opioid Crisis?” is by Jan Pytalski in Politifact West Virginia and is part of a joint project that joins West Virginia University and Politifact with the "100 Days in Appalachia" project. This article is about the writer’s . . .
The “good, solid” court nominations she’s recently voted for
Yesterday’s New York Times had a long article on how Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, has placed his emphasis on getting conservative judges approved while mostly ignoring the Senate’s legislative agenda. The article quotes West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito as . . .
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On Friday, I highlighted the Charleston Gazette-Mail's front-page story on WV senator Patricia Rucker's most recent op-ed piece that had appeared in another state newspaper. As reporter Ryan Quinn demonstrated, two of her paragraphs were almost exactly the same as articles found elsewhere. When confronted with the 130 words of . . .
While various WV media sources prominently featured her visit, our local Ogden "newspapers" ignored it
Candidate Warren spoke yesterday to a crowd in Kermit, West Virginia. Here's the AP headline and story that ran in over 600 news sources in the last 24 hours:
Warren's opioids message applauded in hard-hit West Virginia
And here's the story's lede:
Democratic presidential candidate . . .